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Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
Inside the demise of Tilt, which raised a total of $67M+, was valued at $375M in 2015, but was recently bought by Airbnb, reportedly for $12M   —  In 2015, social payments company Tilt was worth $375 million.  Less than two years later, it had lost over 95% of its value and was sold for a pittance.
Apr 24, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
Profile of PayPal subsidiary Venmo, which has grown to an estimated 7M MAUs and processed $18B in payments in 2016 after struggling early with compliance, fraud   —  Under parent company PayPal, the millennial-focused payments app is finally ready to make some money.  —  [Illustrations: Danilo Agutoli]
Apr 23, 2017, 9:20 PMIn context
Emily Price / Fast Company:
Former Microsoft execs launch Nextio, a professional networking site that lets you charge for responses to unsolicited messages   —  This new job site lets you name the price strangers will have to pay to get your attention.  —  There was a period of time when I received roughly 1,000 emails per day.
Apr 13, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Robert Safian / Fast Company:
Wide ranging interview with Mark Zuckerberg about his 2017 open letter, Facebook's mission, global culture, the spread of misinformation, more   —  In a candid, wide-ranging interview, the CEO shares thoughts on where his company is headed.  —  When Fast Company first wrote about Mark Zuckerberg …
Apr 12, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Daniel Terdiman / Fast Company:
Hands-on with Nomadic's VR experience, which uses rooms and real-world objects to immerse the user; the firm hopes its experiences will be available Q4 2017   —  Founded by veterans of ILM, Disney, EA, and other media giants, Nomadic plans on building rich experiences that can be refreshed regularly.
Mar 23, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Instagram's product and staff have evolved over the last few years, from its break with square photos to ramping up from 50 to 500+ employees   —  When the photo phenom found the courage to mess with success, growth went bang and innovation took off.  Can it also burst Snapchat's bubble?
Mar 20, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Kevin Ohannessian / Fast Company:
Gaming platform Roblox raises $92M round led by Meritech Capital Partners and Index Ventures, to expand its mobile and VR offerings   —  The cash will help the popular Minecraft-like sandbox expand its mobile and VR offerings and address concerns about abuse, says its CEO.
Mar 14, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company:
Etsy announces Etsy Studio, a marketplace for craft supplies set to launch with 8M products in April, to include 60 DIY tutorials at start with more each week   —  Etsy's ambitious new marketplace aims to make it easier for everyone to start creating, and selling, their wares.
Feb 14, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Slack overcame the design challenges of making threaded conversations, including notifications, inline vs. broken-out threads, and more   —  For years, Slack has known that people wanted discussions to appear in clusters.  It just wanted to do it right rather than do it quickly.
Jan 18, 2017, 3:35 PMIn context
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announces plans for $250M, 254K square-foot tech hub near Union Square, which could open as early as 2020   —  Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen lays out the city's vision for the new development, anchored by Civic Hall, which could open as early as 2020.
Dec 22, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context

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